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The importance of average : playing the game of school to increase success and achievement

Author: Stephen J Farenga
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2010.
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The Importance of Average calls attention to the policies and practices that discriminate against the silent majority of students in the American educational system. Arguments presented emphasize the collateral damage caused to average students by legislative mandates, administrative policies, teaching practices, parenting beliefs, and adherence to strict psychological constructs. Each of these factors has created a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Importance of average.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2010
(DLC) 2009034482
(OCoLC)432595311
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen J Farenga
ISBN: 0742570142 9780742570146 1282497553 9781282497559
OCLC Number: 578666014
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 209 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Average anyone? --
The invisible majority : making average exceptional --
Intelligence : the beguiling phenomenon --
Success for the average : effort, ability, or luck? --
The right start in reading and writing : the development of language literacy --
The right start in mathematics : the development of mathematical thinking --
The right start in science : the development of scientific thinking --
The right start in social studies : building a foundation for an informed citizenry --
The myth of average intelligence.
Responsibility: Stephen J. Farenga [and others].

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The Importance of Average by Farenga, Ness, Johnson, and Johnson builds a sensible argument for paying more attention to the large group of nearly invisible learners in our schools. The authors' Read more...

 
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